N.Y. Jets Star Braylon Edwards Sends 100 Cleveland Students to College

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New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards, 28, made good on his promise to assist 100 Cleveland, Ohio high school students on their academic journeys in college.

In 2008, the football player told the students he would help pay their college expenses if they completed 15 community service hours and maintained a 2.5 GPA or better in school.

According to an article from Cleveland’s {Plain Dealer} posted on Edwards’ personal website, the students each received $10,000 scholarships as part of his Advance 100 program, which provides various forms of mentoring and other educational incentives.

The Detroit, Mich., native spoke about the Advance 100 program and his own public persona in a series of tweets recently.

“As the 2nd most hated man in Clev & a man of my word, today I will honor a promise made to 100 students in Cleveland years ago. The last of my Advance 100 students will graduate from my program and head off to college on scholarships that I will provide them with. Guys, enjoy and embrace your new beginnings and remember your promise to me, to reach back & help someone else along the way," the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity member wrote.

Edwards, a first round draft pick for the Cleveland Browns in 2005, was traded to the Jets in 2009.